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Acorn

1220 5th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-451-5845

When it comes to kids’ toys, we’re suckers for wooden blocks and stacking rings, for dollhouses and minuscule villages…

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AMC Loews

1441 3rd Street Promenade, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-458-1506

For new parents, arranging for a baby-sitter just to catch a flick can seem as complicated as planning a trip abroad…

Website: http://amctheatres.com

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Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-667-2000

The Autry National Center offers a look at the American West with ongoing and special exhibitions for all ages…

Website: http://theautry.org

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Baby Gifts

10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

310) 559-2665

A basket filled with, say, Dr. Seuss tales from CHILDREN’S BOOK WORLD will stand out among the flood of pastel onesies and booties at any party. The savvy staff create custom packages and pride themselves on choosing classic yet surprising titles (I Took the Moon for a Walk instead of the ubiquitous Goodnight Moon). Baskets […]

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Baby Loves Disco

4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-663-8979

Best of LA, October 2008Because so many TV and movie crew members call the San Fernando Valley home, neighborhoods there are expert at playing dead: Front yards feature creatures on hydraulics, intricate light shows, “live” ghouls, scary sound effects, and professional stuntmen. One area i

Website: http://babylovesdisco.com

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Bailey Children’s Museum

301 S. Euclid St., La Habra, CA, 90631

562-905-9793

Sure, Kidspace in Pasadena is nifty, but the Bailey Children’s Museum at La Habra is really hands-on…

Website: http://lahabracity.com

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Bloomingdale’s

10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90067

310-772-2100

True, you might have to talk your daughter into the $40 Levi’s instead of the $106 True Religions. But at least you’ve got the choice. ..

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Bright Child

1415 4th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-393-4844

When the weather’s hot and the prospect of terrorizing the local park fails to inspire, indoor play centers present a happy alternative…

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Cerritos Library

18025 Bloomfield Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90703

562-916-1350

If Frank Gehry and Richard Meier had offspring together, the kid’s architectural gift to the region might look like the Cerritos Library…

Website: http://menu.ci.cerritos.ca.us

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Curry House

123 S. Onizuka St. #204, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-620-0855

We go to Dish in La Cañada for homey all-American food and Border Grill in Santa Monica for nouveau Mexican. But for the quintessential L.A. kids’ menu, it’s hard to beat the multicultural mix atCurry House…

Website: http://www.house-foods.com/

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Diaper Dude

Available at Petit Trésor, Los Angeles, CA, 90069

There’s nothing chic about diaper duty…

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Disneyland

1313 Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA, 92802

714-781-7290

Alas, there’s no Fast Pass and thus no easy way to avoid the mobs swarming Disneyland’s newest attraction, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage…

Website: http://disneyland.disney.go.com/

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Dy-Dee Diaper Service

40 E. California Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 91105

800-803-9333

“Would you wear paper underwear?” asks Brian O’Neil, the owner of Dy-Dee Diaper Service…

Website: http://dy-dee.com

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Entertaining Elephants

12053 1/2 Ventura Pl., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

818-766-9177

The signature line of cotton tops and pants may be great for layering, but it’s the fabrics and prints that set Entertaining Elephants apart…

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Fitzsu Society

7970 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-655-1908

Most toys are garish and flimsy—in short, we can’t wait to toss them in the donation bin…

Website: http://fitzsu.com

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For Kids Only

746 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-650-4885

The selection at For Kids Only is deep and discounted…

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For Kids Only

746 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-650-4885

Suits are to the left, shoes are to the right, and the racks in the middle are organized by size…

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Fun and Educational Places to Go with Kids and Adults in Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

With more than 1,800 things to do and see, Susan Peterson’s Fun and Educational Places to Go with Kids and Adults in Southern California has the competition beat on volume alone…

Website: http://funplaces.com

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